Norval Young to Officiate in Haiti for Caribbean Football Union U17 Championship


Norval Young officiates at Caribbean Football Union U17 in Championship in Haiti. Photo: Provided

Norval Young officiates at Caribbean Football Union U17 in Championship in Haiti. Photo: Provided

Norval Young, the latest of three such British Virgin Islands Football Association Referees to receive CONCACAF /FIFA accreditation as a match Official, attends  his first game to prominence for his performances at an CFU U15 Tournament in 2013 and then as one of the Officials for the CFU Club Championship Group 2. He was also appointed as an Official at the Men’s CFU Championship Group 6 in St Kitts last month, at the U17 Championships Group in St Lucia back in August and the CFU U20 Championships Group Stage in Curacao in July.

Young has now been named as one of the Officials for the last round of the Under 17 CFU Championship in Haiti from October 19th to 26th, which includes Cuba, Barbados, Haiti (hosts), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and St Lucia.

The Teams will be placed into two Groups and Young hasn’t been told which Group he will be in charge off, but St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti and Barbados forms Group A while Cuba, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Martinique forms Group B.

During the preliminary stages Cuba, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Martinique qualified after topping their groups, St Lucia and Guadeloupe qualified as the two best second placed teams while Haiti had automatic qualification being the hosts of the event.

Barbados was the first to qualify after gaining seven points in Group 3 ahead of Guyana with four, Dominican Republic four (lesser goal average) and Antigua & Barbuda with one point. Martinique was next on the list when they earned seven points in Group 4 to qualify over Puerto Rico with four points, Bermuda four (lesser goal average) and Bahamas nil.

With three teams in Group 5 Cuba took top spot by winning two games Suriname was placed second after taking one game while Dominica failed to gain a single point.

In Group 1 the Jamaicans topped that group with maximum nine points, Guadeloupe were second with six points, Cayman Islands was third with three points while U S Virgin Islands failed to secure a point.

Trinidad & Tobago finished at the top of Group 2 with nine points, hosts St Lucia took second place with six points, Grenada three and Curacao nil.